A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection
See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.
Researchers have found more evidence that inflammation during early pregnancy increases autism risk. The new study found high autism rates among children born to mothers with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). High CRP is an established marker of body-wide inflammation.
Genetic researchers have discovered another 24 “high impact” autism gene changes. Each more than doubles the risk that a child will develop autism.
New York, N.Y. (January 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million for research projects that advance understanding of the causes, prevention treatment and cure of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
2012: The Year in Science
A letter to the community
from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. They include two environmental science grants, two innovative small business grants, six basic and clinical research projects and four targeted research awards.